Perfect Pairings at the Minnesota State Fair!

Yes, perfect pairings can be made from just about any food + any libation! Catch my pal, Jason Matheson + I as we power pair through a variety of MN State Fair Foods paired to a variety of NA, beer + wine based cocktails on the Jason Show on Day 5 of the fair!  … Continue

EZ Summer Entertaining Wine Tips + Tricks on The Jason Show

EZ Summer Entertaining Tips — we all need these when it comes to planning your next get-together with friends or family! This week on the Jason Show — I share: What to do with your ‘left over’ wine + how to keep your summer rosés + white cold while in the summer sun My best… Continue

Father’s Day Wine Picks on The Jason Show

Grill goods, summertime sippin + Dad’s Day — an amazing way to welcome in the summer season! This week on The Jason Show — I recommend a slew of delicious summer sips perfectly paired to a variety of grill goods and your Dad’s Day celebrations! Take a Look 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 All of the wines from the… Continue

Wine + Cheezits!

Just when you thought we had paired to everything… We give you…WINE + CHEEZITS! This week on the Jason Show — I pair to SIX different Cheezit flavors, giving you the best overall grape varietals + wine styles for each.    >>> Click this link to watch the FULL SEGMENT  <<<   Here’s the list… Continue

Aphrodisiac Foods + their Wine Pairings for your Valentines Day date!

Looking to zhuzh up your Valentine’s Day date plans? This week, I cover a number of aphrodisiac foods, a bit of their history, why they’re ‘good for your day of love’ and what wines they’ll actually pair to. This segment is loaded with lots of good belly laughs + handfuls of fun LOVE oriented food… Continue

A Wine Primer — Understanding YOUR wine palate 🍷

Ever wondered WHY you tend to like certain styles, grapes or regions of WINE? Wine can be a confusing space when you head to that retail shelf.  Which is why I spent some time on the Jason Show this week chatting to how the WEIGHT of wine could help you decipher alot in this area. … Continue

What does a SOMM drink on tropical vacation?

So many people ask me this when I’m away on vacation — “Leslee what does a sommelier actually drink when going on a ‘non wine’ vacation?’ Great question!  If I’m not actually headed to a wine region or locale, I do have a few simple tips for tapping into some tasty libations.  Equipped with a… Continue

Bubbles for every occasion, palate + pricepoint — just in time for NYE!

Bubbles for Every Occasion! From your bubbly brunches to your boujee gift sets — check out my list of Must Have Bubbles for every pricepoint, palate + occasion! Where to find (and buy!) these delicious gems in the order they were presented! Mas Fi Cava (white) + Rosé  Leslee’s Two Favorite Bubbles of the Year! … Continue

EASY last minute appetizers for your Thanksgiving Weekend

Looking for EZ apps for your holiday season? Look no further, your Chef/Somm ‘Dynamic Duo’ is here to the rescue with 4 apps paired to wine for whipping up just in time for visiting friends + family! Ready, set, tune in to our Jason Show Segment! Wines + Recipes for each App + Wine Pairing… Continue

Pinot is the Reason for the Seaon

Oooooo, fall — one of our favorite seasons! Grab your cashmere + don’t forget your glass of PINOT — aren’t these two just the perfect fall pairing? Check in with my latest ‘Fifty Shades of Pinot’ segment on The Jason Show + learn more about this beautiful thin skinned grapes, its many shades, pairings, styles… Continue